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Postgrad Alumni Eduardo Bernal Perez: How studying a master's has transformed my career path

Recent MA Live Event Design alumni, Eduardo Bernal Perez, joined ALT from a professional career in architecture. Since graduating, Eduardo has evolved his skills in the live entertainment industry and is now working as an Entertainment Architect with Stufish.  

Tell us about yourself and your background – what did you do before coming to ALT?

I am an architect and have been working in construction and high-end residential and commercial buildings in London for 10 years now. I graduated in Spain and am ARB registered in the UK.

What made you decide to study for a master’s at ALT?

I am always looking for a challenge, to learn new things, and to change and improve. I had been following the course and the Academy for a while, but I only got the chance to get involved once it was made available part-time, as I couldn't stop working to do it. I have always been passionate about music and art in general and this seemed to be a career path that would align my knowledge and my skills with my hobbies and the things I wanted to learn.

Doomsday 2023, Major Project
Doomsday 2023, Major Project
Doomsday 2023, Major Project
Doomsday 2023, Major Project

What was the best thing about your course?  

The freedom to create and work in whatever inspired me, the ability to use all kinds of technologies, and the support of my tutors.

My Major Project was inspired by the challenges we face in the modern world, largely influenced and inspired by synaesthesia (when you experience one of your senses through another) to create a multi-sensory experience. Light, image, sound, colour, space and text take you on a transformative journey and encourage you to reflect on our collective role in shaping the future. The project titled 'Doomsday' can be viewed on the ALT Vimeo channel here

What have you been doing since you graduated?   

It has been a short period, but only a few weeks after I presented my final project, I started working for Stufish as an Entertainment Architect. I had an eye on them as a company for a while, as I have always admired the business and the type of projects they are involved in. It was a fellow ALT student who told me they had an opening and that I should apply!

What do you think is the most exciting thing about working in the live industries?  

It's fast-paced, you can move quickly from one project to another and keep on creating moments and adventures for other people to enjoy.

Doomsday 2023, Major Project
Doomsday 2023, Major Project
Doomsday 2023, Major Project
Doomsday 2023, Major Project

If you could give one piece of advice to anyone thinking about studying at postgraduate, what would you say? 

In my case, I went into it to learn and to get the most out of the experience, studying after you get your degree should be more than getting a diploma. You know better who you are and what you want, and you can use this new opportunity to benefit your career and your goals in a way that an undergraduate doesn't allow you. Absorb all the knowledge that you can, meet as many people as you can and try to develop projects that you love and are proud of.

Find out more about studying our MA Live Event Design course in September 2024 at our next Open Day. Alternatively, get in touch with the team on to arrange an individual campus tour around Production Park.

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